ESMA publishes the responses received to the consultations on certain aspects of the MiFID requirements for suitability and compliance -continued

February 29, 2012--The responses to the consultation paper on certain aspects of the MiFID requirements for suitability are available here.
The responses to the consultation paper on certain aspects of the MiFID requirements for the compliance function are available here.
Source: ESMA


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Forecasts for the UK economy: October 2014
October 15, 2014--Forecasts for the UK economy is a monthly comparison of independent forecasts. This edition contains forecasts to 2018.
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SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF launched on Xetra
SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF launched on Xetra ETF tracks the global market for convertible bonds for the first time
October 15, 2014--A new bond index fund from the ETF offering issued by SPDR (State Street Global Advisors) has been tradable in the XTF segment on Xetra since Wednesday.
ETF name: SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF Asset class: convertible bonds
ISIN: IE00BNH72088
Total expense ratio: 0.50 percent
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UK government successfully issues a sovereign bond in China's currency, the renminbi (RMB).
October 14, 2014--The UK government has today successfully issued a sovereign bond in China's currency, the renminbi (RMB), becoming the first western country to do so and issuing the largest ever non-Chinese RMB bond.
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Four new iShares ETFs launched on Xetra
ETFs offer access to strategy indices on MSCI World
October 13, 2014--Four new iShares equity index ETFs from BlackRock's product offering have been tradable in Deutsche Börse's XTF segment on Xetra.
All four iShares ETFs track the performance of stock corporations included in the MSCI World Index. Selection and weighting of the stocks differ depending on the selected strategy approach according to the company size, company value, momentum and earnings quality.
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FESE publishes A Blueprint For European Capital Markets
October 13, 2014--Europe needs to finance investment, create jobs and wealth, and boost economic growth. As the operators of Europe's Regulated Markets, FESE members have been working together to create a common vision on how European capital markets can finance Europe’s future growth and development: A Blueprint for European Capital Markets.
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IMF Survey-Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions Taking a Toll
October 10, 2014--Growth slows down in much of the region
Geopolitical risks and weak growth in the euro area weigh on the outlook
Reviving corporate credit and investment are crucial to secure a robust recovery
Overall economic growth is slowing down in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). The IMF has revised down the 2014 growth forecasts for the region to 1.2 percent largely reflecting the effects of Ukraine-Russia tensions.
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Source and Ashmore partner for EMD launches
October 9, 2014--Source and Ashmore have partnered to launch two London Stock Exchange-listed actively managed ETFs giving exposure to emerging market debt.
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IMF-Russian Federation: Concluding Statement for the September 2014 Staff Visit
October 1, 2014--Geopolitical tensions are slowing the economy already weakened by structural bottlenecks. In this environment, maintaining sound macroeconomic policies and frameworks would help limit downside risks. The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) should tighten policy rates further to reduce inflation and continue its path towards inflation targeting underpinned by a fully-flexible exchange rate.
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September 2014: Economic Sentiment decreases in the euro area and the EU
September 29, 2014--In September the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) decreased in both the euro area (by 0.7 points to 99.9) and the EU (by 1.0 point to 103.6).
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Eight currency ETNs from ETFS Foreign Exchange launched on Xetra
First currency ETNs with leverage factor of five
September 25, 2014--Eight new exchange-traded notes (ETNs) issued by ETFS Foreign Exchange Limited have been tradable on Xetra since Thursday.
The eight new currency ETNs allow investors to participate in the performance of currency indices with a leverage factor of five for the first time.
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